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Malese Jow The Flash

The Flash is bringing on a familiar face to play Barry Allen’s latest potential love interest — and this one’s got bite.

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Malese Jow — who played vampire-turned-ghost Anna on The Vampire Diaries, as well as human Julia on The CW’s short-lived Star-Crossed — has been cast as reporter Linda Park, who will befriend both Iris and Barry, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The infamous DC Comics character will first appear in Episode 12.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Taylor Swift will headline Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015, airing Dec. 31 at 8/7c on ABC.

* During Prince’s Nov. 1 appearance on Saturday Night Live, the legendary musician will give one eight-minute performance, rather than perform two separate songs throughout the show, Billboard is reporting. He’ll be joined by his band 3rdeyegirl.

NCIS star Mark Harmon is developing a new drama for The CW called Shakespeare’s Sisters, according to THRSisters will chronicle the playwright’s early years, as he becomes entangled with Queen Elizabeth and a trio of witches.